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John Wheatley Lecture 2017

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3rd Annual John Wheatley Lecture featuring the Rt Hon. Dame Elish Angiolini DBE QC.

Dame Elish Angiolini grew up in Govan in Glasgow and studied Law at the University of Strathclyde, graduating in 1982. Immediately after graduation she joined the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service and, following her traineeship, spent 8 years as a Depute Procurator Fiscal in Airdrie, prosecuting in Airdrie Sheriff Court.

A long and prestigious career has seen Dame Elish go from Head of Policy in the Crown Office, to becoming the first woman, first Procurator Fiscal and the first solicitor to hold the post of Solicitor General for Scotland. In 2006, Dame Elish was installed as Lord Advocate, and remained in post following the change in government at the 2007 election, again being the first to do so.

A trailblazer and a force for good in her field, Dame Elish was also the first patron of LawWorks Scotland, a charity which helps people who cannot afford legal advice. In February 2012, it was announced that Dame Elish would become Principal of St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford, and in 2013 it was also announced that she would replace Robert Smith, Baron Smith of Kelvin, as Chancellor of the University of the West of Scotland.

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